On the Wednesday broadcast of her Fox News show, Megyn Kelly claimed that both Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were "white men."
For reasons unknown, she was absent from her program on Thursday night, but today she slammed her critics as humorless and played the victim (video below), reports RawStory.com.
Kelly brought the Jesus and Santa topic up on Wednesday in response to an article on Slate that suggested Santa could be a penguin instead of an old white man.
Slate's Aisha Harris wrote:
For one thing, making Santa Claus an animal rather than an old white male could spare millions of nonwhite kids the insecurity and shame that I remember from childhood.
“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white,” Kelly said on Wednesday. “But this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa, but Santa is what he is.”
“Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change, you know?” stated Kelly. “I mean, Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure, that’s a verifiable fact, as is Santa, I just want the kids watching to know that.”
Tonight, Kelly claimed she did it for the little kids who watch Fox News and enjoy tongue-in-cheek humor.
“I offered a tongue-in-cheek message for any kids watching,” said Kelly. “Humor is a part of what we try to bring to this show, but sometimes that is lost on the humorless.”
Kelly then explained how the fault wasn't hers, but rather the millions of viewers who didn't get her joke.
“Many questioning whether I understand that Santa is a mythical figure, others’ suggesting that I am a racist who is outraged at the idea of a black Santa,” stated Kelly. “This would be funny if it were not so telling about our society, in particular the knee-jerk instinct by so may to race bait and to assume the worst in people. Especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News channel.”
Kelly ended the segment by playing the victim card: “Fox News and yours truly are big targets for many people.”